Skip to comments.Walking After Eating Lowers Blood Glucose
Posted on 09/03/2012 9:21:55 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
Walking or other light exercise after meals may reduce glucose levels by more than half in both healthy people and type 1 diabetes patients....
Dr. Yogish Kudva, who led the study at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, stated that, "Minimal activity sustained for 30 minutes (walking 0.7 miles in 33 minutes) lowers post-meal glucose concentrations. Such activity has little or no risk for almost everybody."
(Excerpt) Read more at diabetesincontrol.com ...
In the old days, it was common for people to take a long, leisurely walk after dinner. Seems like it is still a good idea.
It used to be called an evening constitutional
Yes, I remember that, too! :-)
0.7 miles? Is that all?
My friends in Europe still practice that while all I want to do while over there is lay back and sip grappa.
bump—walk and reduce blood glucose
It’s about burning off the blood sugar. That’s what it comes down to.
Swedish researchers found that one could keep their blood sugar in check by doing intensive exercise for about 20 minutes each day.
Hey, with leg neuropathy that little 0.7 can seem like ten miles.
I find myself wondering how many diabetics we might have here. Enough for it’s own forum? The politics of the disease drives me crazy, with their one-size-fits-all approach. Sure would love to have some people to discuss it with. Anyone game?
It’s not so much that there is a one size fits all, as much as it’s a case of different roads going to the same location.
To help control diabetes, you have to control your blood sugar. In the event that, despite having a good diet, that you have an elevated rate of blood sugar, then you have to burn it off through physical activity. The activity can be your choice and how much you have to do would depend on how physically active you are. The more intensive, the more blood sugar is burned.
I’m confused. I thought this was already well known? When I was pregnant, I had gestational diabetes, which I controlled through diet and close monitoring of my blood glucose levels. The nurses at my HMO told me in no uncertain terms that I HAD to take at least a ten minute walk after every meal. On the rare occasions I missed a walk, I could see my glucose was several points higher.
The reason I posted this was that I thought it would be encouraging for people to know that even a small amount of very low intensity exercise helps. Geron, I’m guessing that just doing something instead of plopping into the old arm chair is helpful. Hetty, well, I knew that exercise was helpful, but I didn’t know that so little could do so much good. Thanks for sharing what your nurse told you. I know a pregnant lady who can use that information.
I guess we could bring back neighborhood walks, but we might have to combine it with the neighborhood watch these days.
Yes, and the neighborhood DEET fest due to West Nile! ;-)
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